Jalen Hurts dodged the post game handshake with Patrick Mahomes after controversial Super Bowl defeat
Did Jalen Hurts ignore Patrick Mahomes after the defeat?
Jalen Hurts and Patrick Mahomes
The Kansas City Chiefs were crowned the Super Bowl LVII champions as they defeated the Philadelphia Eagles 38-35 in Arizona on Sunday. A brilliant battle that saw some jaw-dropping performances from either quarterback – Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts.
However, one incident that surprised many people is the fact that the traditional post-game handshake between the quarterbacks didn’t happen and obviously, this has led everyone to ask the same question – did Jalen Hurts ignore Patrick Mahomes after the defeat?
According to a report, Jalen Hurts quickly made his way across to the sidelines with the Eagles players before making a swift exit and jogging into the tunnel. Jalen Hurts had a fantastic game notching up 374 total yards and four touchdowns.
No love lost between Patrick Mahomes and Jalen Hurts despite handshake snub by Jalen Hurts
While an onfield handshake was not noticed between the two star quarterbacks, a handshake did take place behind closed doors. Reports have arised stating the two did meet later on with Mahomes appreciating Jalen Hurts and saying he played “a helluva game.”
Moreover, Patrick Mahomes was all praise for Jalen Hurts at the end of the game. He said that if there were ever any doubters of Jalen Hurts there shouldn’t be anymore after the performance he delivered. Hurts performance was special according to Mahomes.
“If there was any doubters left? There shouldn’t be now,” Mahomes said. “The way he stepped up on this stage, ran and threw the ball and did whatever his team needed to win, that was a special performance. I don’t want it to get lost in the loss that they have.
“Even when we took the momentum in that game and went up eight points in the fourth quarter, for him to respond and move his team right down the football field and run it in himself in the two point conversion — it was a special performance by him. “You make sure you appreciate that when you look back on this game.”